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Bill Durodié made Visiting Prof in China

Professor Bill Durodié, from PoLIS, has been made a Visiting Professor of the China Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong (CELAP)

Nick Startin discusses Hollande, Sarkozy & the ‘Marmite effect’

Dr Nicholas Startin, lecturer in French & European Studies, joins other experts to discuss French politics.

The sky is not the limit for Bath graduate

Dr Jon Scott lands his ‘dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Germany

Student Women in Engineering Society affiliates with WES

Dr Irene Turner said: “With the formal link to WES we hope to support and empower current students within the Faculty of Engineering & Design, as well as to help encourage more young women to choose engineering at university and as a career.”

Trust: how the financial crisis boosted the best leaders

An article in the Conversation by Prof Veronica Hope Hailey finds that when leaders are sufficiently human to admit mistakes, flaws and weaknesses, it makes it easier for staff to trust them.

Researchers look to success of parkrun to transform sedentary lifestyles

A new study our Department for Health will look at the popular appeal of parkun in getting communities more active.

Creating the people: Aurelien Mondon on populism

Aurelien Mondon, lecturer in French politics, talked to openDemocracy about populism.

Local families wanted for new stress study

Researchers from our University want local children and their parents to come forward to take part in a two-part study to help them understand more about how young people cope with challenging life events.

Community helps co-create public engagement projects

Members of the local community have joined researchers from across the University to co-create new ideas for engaged research projects at an event called Bath Inspires

Fancy learning a musical instrument? Booking now open

Enrolment opens 10am on Wed 1 Oct with lessons starting the week beginning Mon 13 Oct.

Dr Sarah White: Getting it right in Zambia post-2015

Recent research in Chiawa, Zambia by our Department of Social & Policy Science shows getting it right post-2015 means putting people’s wellbeing at the centre of development.

Free seminar – ISIS in Iraq & Syria: Tue 7 Oct

Dr Faisal Devji from Oxford University will discuss the formation of a militant subjectivity in ISIS. What can we infer about such a subject from the pieces of information at our disposal, as well as in the context of militant Islam’s globalisation with al-Qaeda more than a decade ago?

How to solve bendy phone problem?

Bath researchers think that understanding the complexity of metamaterials might help

HIVE “will become a national asset”

Our Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex, was joined by over 180 researchers, engineers and leaders of industry for the opening

AV Team win national Education Project of the Year award

Congratulations to the Audio Visual Team who have been recognised for their work on the system they designed for the video relay of the graduation ceremonies.

Bath researchers all set to become successful entrepreneurs

Eight researchers from the University of Bath have been picked out of hundreds to take part in a brand new programme which seeks to turn their ideas into profitable technology start-ups.

HR Most Influential UK Thinkers

Professors Rob Briner & Veronica Hope Hailey are named in the top ten of the HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2014 shortlist

Statelessness in Lebanon: PhD student wins research award

Jason Tucker, a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences , has been awarded the inaugural UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Award for Best Doctoral Research on Statelessness.

Bath PhD student wins Young Microbiologist of the Year

Bath PhD student Ali Hussein has been awarded first prize in the Sir Howard Dalton Young Microbiologist of the Year competition. Congratulations!

Dame Glynis meets staff from Maths

“Your determination to grow your research reputation & increase postgraduate numbers are precisely in keeping with our strategy”

Bilayer graphene research features on cover of leading journal

In their work published as a cover article of Physical Review Letters, an international team including Dr Marcin Mucha-Kruczynski from our Department of Physics shows that bilayer graphene — two layers of carbon atoms arranged in hexagons and stacked on top of each other — is uniquely suitable to control the transformation of the topology of the electron spectrum at the Fermi energy.

New sustainable, flood-resilient construction materials put to the test

Construction companies and academics can now test low carbon construction materials and systems in realistic open-air conditions. The HIVE, based at the University of Bath’s Building Research Park, Swindon, is the first facility of its kind in the UK and will be officially opened by the University’s Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex on Thursday 25 September.

First GW4 joint training event for PGR students

Sixty PGR students from across the GW4 Alliance (15 from each institution) attended a three-day workshop which exosed participants to the rich opportunities for collaboration across a variety of disciplines and also demonstrated the capacity of collaboration to enrich the research process.

Lord Ewen Cameron discusses global food security at I-SEE seminar: Tue 30 Sep

The scientific, agricultural and policy challenges of feeding the growing human population will come under the spotlight next week at a seminar at the University of Bath organised by the Institute for Sustainable Energy & Environment.

Department of Economics welcomes two new academics

Dr Robertas Zubrickas and Dr Alessandro Marchesiani are joining the team in the Department of Economics.

Tenth international annual Biomechanics Symposium

Ninety international attendees from the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK took part in the conference, including orthopaedic surgeons, university-based researchers and industrialists from orthopaedic device companies.

Experiencing Trustworthy Leaders – conference report

Our School of Management welcomed 90 leading employers, HR professionals, policy makers and researchers to a conference on Thursday 11 September to discuss the outcome of a three year research project carried out in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), exploring the hallmarks of trusted leaders.

We are top ten in Good Uni Guide 2015

We are ranked 10th out of 123 UK universities in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide

University scientists honoured with new Royal Society Research Fellowships

Three scientists from the University have been appointed new University Research Fellows as part of the prestigious Royal Society scheme.

CNCB builds on links through new students and visitors

The Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour is delighted to welcome three new group members, building on links made last year with a visit to Tsinghua University, one of Bath’s preferred partner institutions.

Radio New Zealand interview: The Everydayness of Death

Dr John Troyer from our Centre for Death & Society claims it’s not that death is a taboo subject, it’s just that we’ve been encouraged not to talk about it.

University Hall open house event: Thu 18 & Fri 19 Sep

Come and look around the newly refurbished University Hall; the Audio Visual (AV) team will be answering questions and guiding staff around the newly refurbished facility.

What would be the impact of a Scottish ‘Yes’?

What are the prospects for the rest of the UK if Scotland says ‘yes’ to independence?

Tsinghua academics come to Bath for joint scientific workshop

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering is hosting the second joint scientific workshop between Tsinghua University and the University of Bath on this week.

Quantitative Easing pushes institutional investors towards corporate bonds, shows research

The recent policy of Quantitative Easing (QE) led institutional investors to shift their portfolios away from government gilts towards corporate bonds, suggests a new working paper published by the Bank of England which provides hard evidence on the main channel through which QE is thought to operate in an economy.

Temporary Agency Work in the EU political economies of austerity

A workshop of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners, trade unions, NGOs, stakeholders representing market interests, academic experts, postgraduate students and journalists on a UK, EU and International level. Registration closes on Wednesday 17 September.

Jordan has become the West’s warehouse for Iraqi refugees

Dr Jason Hart discusses the impact on Jordan of the influx of refugees in The Conversation.

Bath unveils new chemical analysis facility

Last week our scientists celebrated the launch of the University’s Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility (CCAF) that can be used in research ranging from creating biodegradable plastics to finding new treatments for late stage cancer.

Thank you for a very successful Open Day

Dame Glynis thanks all staff & students who played a part in welcoming 10,000 visitors to campus on Saturday

Why the British political class must embrace change or die

Profesor Charles Lees (PoLIS) discusses the need for political change in Britain following the Scottish referendum on the British Politics Group Blog.

Academic Skills Centre staff go to Brazil

Staff from our new Academic Skills Centre are hoping to set up an International Writing Centre

University spinout wins at Bath Business Awards

University of Bath spinout company CiteAb has been selected as the most ‘Innovative Startup Business of the Year’ in the 2014 Bath Business Awards.

Next PS Bath workshop: Wed 17 Sep

The University of Bath is working with Bath Spa University to give local UCAS applicants expert advice on writing their personal statements at a free workshop in Carpenter House.

SETsquared joins forces with UKTI to help start-ups to globalise

Technology start-ups in Bath are set to get help expanding internationally thanks to a new partnership between SETsquared and UKTI

Look beyond the bottom line for trustworthy leaders

Integrity and benevolence are the hallmarks of trusted leaders, and recruiters overlook these qualities at their peril, shows new research from our School of Management.

Routinely separating siblings in foster care is unacceptable

An article in the Conversation by Justin Rogers, Lecturer in Social Work, about the crucial importance of keeping brothers and sisters together when they go into foster care.

Cristina is Royal Pharmaceutical Society Student of the Year

Congratulations to Cristina Dumitru, a First Class MPharm 2014 graduate, who has been awarded the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Student of the Year Award.

Nicholas Startin on why France’s far right has growing appeal

Dr Nicholas Startin, lecturer in European Politics, talks to the Voice of Russia.

New ‘Centre for Low Emission Vehicle Research’ announced

The University will launch an EPSRC-funded, UK centre of excellence in low carbon vehicle research

Helping students with Asperger’s prepare for uni – Mark Brosnan

Dr Mark Brosnan is quoted in an article in the Guardian which talks about how universities are trying to help students with Asperger’s improve their social and life skills

Men with Type 2 diabetes wanted for new ‘HIT’ exercise study

Scientists from our Department for Health are looking for men with Type 2 diabetes aged 40-60 to take part in a new study to find out more about the health benefits of short bursts of exercise.

Sewage epidemiology research to be featured on BBC Radio 4

Our research on waste water epidemiology will feature in a BBC Radio 4 documentary called Urine Trouble: What’s in our water?, to be broadcast on Tuesday 9 September at 9pm.

PhD student shortlisted for MRC writing award

Annelisa Sadler, a PhD student from our Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, is one of 13 Medical Research Council (MRC) funded researchers shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award.

Civil Engineer returns from successful research trip

ACE Prize Fellow Dr Lee Bryant has returned from her recent research trip with a wealth of interesting data, which will hopefully shed greater light on oxygen minimum zones (OMZ).

Bath alumna is pentathlon world champ

Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion after striking gold in Warsaw

International IPR symposium at University

This week we play host to the 2-day international IPR policy symposium on lost youth in the 21st century.

Bath one of the most welcoming universities for students

Bath has been ranked one of the most welcoming universities for students.

Bristol and Bath researchers join forces in battle against dementia

Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are to be part of a new regional network for dementia research, funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern talks at Science Café

Divining human health through urban wastewater profiling